In our Musical Extravaganza this morning more than a third of the school performed wonderfully on guitar, piano and violin. Family and friends from the whole school gathered to listen with a hushed reverence and sometimes the rhythms inspired a jolly jiggle or air piano movement amongst the youngest in the audience! All the practising was definitely worth it. Keep it up and we do hope you are able to entertain any guests over the holidays with your seasonal tunes. Many thanks to the wonderful instrumental teachers who support all our musicians in school – the magic wouldn’t happen without your patience and encouragement.
On Thursday afternoon, the staff, children and their families contributed to a fabulous Christmas service at our local church. Songs were sung, prayers were read and the Nativity Story was told. Below are some pictures of Scafell class rehearsing for their fantastic performance; after only a few days of being given their lines. Well done Scafell, and well done to the rest of the school for their beautiful singing.
Thank you to Mrs Wadey for her consistent enthusiasm regarding music and singing, to Open The Book for the wonderful costumes they allowed us to borrow, and to everyone who was able to attend. Merry Christmas to you all!
Below is a prayer read by one of our children during our special service:
O Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the food and remember the hungry,
We thank you for our health and remember the sick,
We thank you for our friends and remember the friendless,
We thank you for our freedom and remember the enslaved.
We are grateful for each hand we hold, gathered around this table,
From far and near we travel home, blessed that we are able.
Bless us Lord this Christmas time, with peace and understanding,
Joy that is beyond material possessions, love that knows no boundaries.
This week, the children were able to shake hands with our Local MP- Tim Farron, Mr Farron came into school on Thursday to personally thank all of our children for their amazing Christmas Card design competition entries. However, one child in particular received an extra special thank you,
Matthew (Year 5) won 1st Prize in Tim Farron’s Christmas Card Competition. He was chosen from hundreds of students from across South Lakeland who submitted a design. Matthew’s winning design has been reproduced over 40,000 times, and is being delivered to every household in the constituency. See the article here:
Tim states that the ‘competition gets harder and harder to judge each year as the standard of entries just keeps going up, but Matthew’s design really stood out’.
‘He did a brilliant job and I am delighted that his work will now be seen and admired by thousands of South Lakes residents’.
Well done to everyone that entered the competition!
Sharing Christmas dinner with all your classmates is an important part of a Levens Christmas experience and this year was delicious indeed. Here are few photos of Skiddaw class (Bowfell and Scafell loved it as much!) – notice the many clean plates and great fun we had with the crackers! Many thanks to Helen and Heather from Dallam and to our wonderful governors and staff who helped in the smooth service too, your support is very much appreciated.
This week, Scafell class have mixed up tradition and created their own Kindness Calendars, The class have thought about, designed and created their lovely kindness calendars and written one kind action under each flap. Miss Dawson would love to know how the children got on making their Mum cups of tea, helping to wash up and walking the dog! 🙂 Enjoy the Holidays everyone!
This term, the children have thoroughly enjoyed getting muddy playing Tag Rugby on the field. The enthusiasm and energy that they have shown throughout training has been amazing, and their skills have hugely improved over the term. Parents and staff have really enjoyed watching the team. Well done to a great coach and to a great team!
This term, the children in Scafell have worked hard and enjoyed Gymnastics every Thursday; led by Mrs Craggs, They have been practising their cartwheels, handstands, jumps and balances and some children will be showing off their skills in a Gymnastics competition next year, The children cannot wait! Well done Scafell and Mrs Craggs.
Yesterday, each class was treated to a very interesting talk and visit from The Owl Sanctuary. Bowfell Class have been learning all about nocturnal animals and have spent this week learning all about owls!! We were all lucky enough to handle an owl in turn. If you want to know anything about owls – talk to Bowfell Class – they are all now experts!
Bowfell Class have been baking very special Christmas gifts this week. Look at our lovely shortbread biscuits lovingly prepared to share with volunteers, helpers and our Open the Book team from St. John’s Church to say thank you for all they do for us at Levens School.
This week we welcomed our audiences of all ages to three performances of our wonderful nativity play. Every child in school took part – from nursery all the way up to our year 6 pupils. The singing was spectacular; there was award-winning acting; and the costumes were stunning!! Thanks to everyone involved in learning lines and making costumes. It truly was AMAZING!